The NZ Society of Gastroenterology and NZNO Gastro Nurses Section – Annual Scientific Meeting,
23th – 25th November 2016
Quality of Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in New Zealand and Impact on Quality of Life
Position statement of Faecal Occult Blood [FOB] testing on Asymptomatic People.
"The bacteria that inhabit our guts have become key players for neuroscientists. A growing body of research links them to a wide array of mental and neurological disorders—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now a study in mice published this week in Nature Medicine suggests that striking the right microbial balance could cause changes in the immune system that significantly reduce brain damage after a stroke—the second leading cause of both death and disability for people around the globe." - Scientific American
The first announcement of the World Gastro Conference 2016 has just been made. This year the conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-19 November.
A new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer studied the potential psychological harm of screening for colorectal cancer. Patients were invited for colonoscopy and then completed questionnaires relating to anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life.
Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.
New research from Sheffield, UK, shows that the neurological manifestations of Coeliac Disease and Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity are similar and equally responsive to a gluten-free diet suggestive of common pathophysiological mechanisms.